More than one-quarter of employees who have had significant medical expenses say it’s had a major impact on their mental health. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Health care affordability is a significant factor in mental health issues and stress among employees, according to a new study by Centivo.

The Centivo Healthcare and Financial Sacrifices Survey was conducted in August of 2021 and polled more than 800 workers enrolled in employer-sponsored health insurance for at least two years. Among the findings: more than one quarter (27%) of employees who had significant medical expenses said those expenses had a major impact on their mental health, while 16% indicated such expenses had a major impact on their family’s well-being.

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